National Blog - page 103
Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?
This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives" voted for this big-spending budget because it allows [...]
Classic Ron Paul: Greenspan punish savers
One of the major victims of the Federal Reserve's low-interest rate policies are those Americans who rely on savings. Last October, John Mauldin explained how the Fed has adversely impacted savers: Here’s the federal funds rate from 2007 to [...]
This Week in Congress: Pay no attention to the spending behind the curtain
The US Senate continues work on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution with a "voterama." This is where Senators offer any amendment to the budget bill. The House is expected to take up and pass the budget on Friday, after the Senate passes [...]
Government Ruins Everything
Even pro-wrestling... While not really ruining it, government regulations were the reason Vince McMahon admitted that the outcome of WWE matches are "pre-determined." As long as pro-wrestling maintained that they were traditional athletic [...]
Ron Paul Statement on Audit the Fed
Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Audit the Fed bill in the Senate by Senator Rand Paul (KY) and in the House by Representatives by Thomas Massie (KY-04): I applaud my son [...]
Victories for Liberty
January always brings forth a bunch of new state laws, most of which infringe on our nation's liberties. However, there are some bright spots. For example, Californians will now be able to enjoy a glass of beer or wine at the barber or beauty [...]
Federal Reserve's Independence?
One of the common claims made by opponents of the Audit the Fed bill is that passing the Audit would somehow compromise the Fed's independence. The problem with that argument is that it assumes the Fed is independent. In fact, the Fed has a long [...]
Will Obama’s ‘Good War’ in Afghanistan Continue?
Last week, as the mainstream media continued to obsess over the CIA’s evidence-free claim that the Russians hacked the presidential election, President Obama quietly sent 300 US Marines back into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. This is the [...]
Senator Rand Paul and Representive Thomas Massie on Audit the Fed
Senator Rand Paul (KY) and Representative Thomas Massie (KY-03) have both issued press statements regarding their introduction of Audit the Fed legislation (S. 16/H./R. 24). Senator Paul's statement is available here and below: WASHINGTON, [...]
This Week in Congress: Will we REIN in the goverment?
The 115th Congress is sworn in today. Following the swearing in, Congress will immediately begin legislative business. The Senate will began working on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution. This resolution is largely meaningless in terms of [...]